BAR Honda Valencia test notes 2002-02-07

Steady Progress On Second Day Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda Test Valencia, Spain 7 February 2002 Weather Sunny with Strong Winds Temperatures: Track: 27ºC Air: 18ºC Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda ran two BAR004s and one BAR003 during their second day...

Steady Progress On Second Day
Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda Test
Valencia, Spain
7 February 2002

Weather Sunny with Strong Winds
Temperatures:
Track: 27ºC
Air: 18ºC

Lucky Strike B.A.R Honda ran two BAR004s and one BAR003 during their second day of testing today. An engine problem during the morning session limited the amount of laps Olivier Panis was able to complete but during the afternoon session he was able to run 29 laps, his fastest time a 1.15.14. Jacques Villeneuve posted the fourth fastest time during the morning session, completing a total of 52 laps at the end of running. On both BAR004s the focus was on suspension and diff work, with Jacques also completing some tyre testing for Bridgestone. In the BAR003, Anthony ran a damper development programme, his fastest time a 1.14.84.

Jacques Villeneuve:
"We're slightly more competitive again this test. The car was working well and the chassis felt fine. There were a lot of red flags today though, so it was hard to do much proper work. We also had some mechanical and engine problems in the afternoon, which limited us as well."

Olivier Panis:
"Again, testing has proved to be extremely frustrating. In fact the past two days I've had my fair share of problems, which have hampered my possibilities to exploit the car to its full potential. We are all still working very hard though and I hope to have a bit more luck in the next 3 days in order to complete as many miles as possible and continue the development work as it should be."

Anthony Davidson:
"I put in some good times today but we didn't get as much running in as we would have liked. However 56 laps isn't too bad and will be working towards some longer runs tomorrow." <pre> Driver Chassis Laps Best Time Jacques Villeneuve BAR004/02 52 1.14.96 Olivier Panis BAR004/01 29 1.15.14 Anthony Davidson BAR003/08 56 1.14.84

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve , Anthony Davidson